Human-Centered Computing

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Program Description

Human-Centered Computing is the discipline that explores human interaction with information technologies and the use of these technologies to improve lives. The program focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of interactive information technology systems that are both usable and accessible.


Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.
M.S.

Tracks/Concentrations:  N/A

Department: Information Systems

Part-Time or Full-Time:  Full-time, Part-Time

Online or On Campus:  On Campus

Accelerated Program


Admissions Requirements

Ph.D.: GRE General Test optional
Should have or be willing to acquire the necessary competence in statistical analysis and experimental design

M.S.: Majority of students have GPA well above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; GRE General Test not required.

Accelerated B.S./M.S. Program: Undergraduate students interested in this program must have completed the IS gateway and be enrolled in IS 410 prior to application. For more information, click here.

Term of Admission: Fall and Spring

Application Deadlines:

M.S.: May 1  and October 1
Ph.D.: February 1 and September 1


Contact Us

Main Contact Info:  410-455-2650 (UMBC)

Graduate Program Director:

Andrea Kleinsmith, hcc-gpd@umbc.edu

Graduate Program Coordinator:

Shannon Carey, 410-455-2650, shannoncarey@umbc.edu

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